Participation in creative writing workshops has a positive impact not only on children’s imagination and writing skills, but also their confidence and well being.
According to the initial findings of a research project by The University of Sydney commenced in 2015, and using participants of not-for-profit organisation, Sydney Story Factory, early findings are positive and include:
- significant improvement in writing quality
- increased engagement with writing, for longer
- better planning, organisation and ideas
- enhanced ability to reflect and self-evaluate
- increased confidence to work with others, and
- more willingness to talk to people, particularly adults.
Professor Robyn Ewing, who is overseeing the research project stated, “Strong creative thinking and learning skills are critical to students’ social and emotional wellbeing, academic achievement and lifelong learning.”
The team’s evaluation is underpinned by the five dimensions that research suggests are essential in fostering the development of creativity: inquisitiveness, imagination, collaboration, discipline and persistence.
To read more about The University of Sydney’s study and how creative writing workshops can boost confidence and creativity, read the full article here.
StoryCraft’s Mornington Peninsula creative writing workshops reflect the same values underpinned by Sydney Story Factory. We’re passionate about sharing our skills and knowledge with writers of every age and ability to foster creative thinking, improve writing skills, and increase confidence – all in a fun and engaging environment.
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